Golf safaris in Uganda are enjoyed amidst spectacular scenery in any part of this beautiful pearl of Africa. Uganda Golf safaris are normally combined with gorilla trekking, wildlife safaris, birding safaris and cultural experiences. Often in addition to a typical Ugandan safari, you will have a stopover for days at a golf club enroute that particular route and add it to your Uganda safari experience. The luxurious get always will afford you to experience the best of Uganda – wildlife and golf in the best weather and amazing landscapes.
Unlike in previous years, the Uganda Golf Union has developed and renovated all the abandoned golf courses countrywide. Designed by the best golf designers in the globe, Uganda has plenty of 9 and 18-hole golf courses distributed in at least every region of the country. Among these, some golf courses are located in major cities, whereas others are just a few hours away from major safari destinations. Golf lovers have the opportunity to combine golf sports with wildlife safaris, holidays, or business trips.
More so, the safaris are often tailor-made and come with, green fees and pre-booked Tee-off times, in addition to stays at beautiful hotels and lodges in the various cities and country sides.
If you are a golf lover on a Uganda safari, below is a list of the top golf courses in Uganda that you would love to visit;
Entebbe Golf Course
Entebbe golf course is in the heart of Entebbe town with views of Lake Victoria. This is your entrance point to Uganda when you arrive via the only international airport. There are a number of hotel you can choose from. Most people stay here when they are starting their Uganda safaris or ending them.
When traveling for business, you can plan to spend an extra day checking out this golf course. You can book your trip to come and explore Entebbe and its environs. The nearby attractions include; Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Mabamba wetland bay for Shoebill sighting, Uganda Reptile Village, Equator monument, Sunset and Sunrise cruises on Lake Victoria, Fishing safaris and Uganda wildlife Education Centre.
Length: 6,684m yards
Lake Victoria Serena Golf Course
This golf course is located in Lweza – Kigo and is easily reached from Entebbe airport – a good way to start your safari or end it. It is not far from Entebbe so the same attractions are accessible for someone who stay at Lake Victoria Serena which is host to the golf course. Munyonyo commonwealth resort is an alternative hotel for someone interested in playing from this golf course. Munyonyo has a stable and offers horse riding experiences.
Length: 66 hectares
Facilities: Club rental, restaurant, bar, pro shop, driving range, chipping area, golf school, putting green, buggy etc.
Palm Valley Golf & Country Club
This golf course is near Entebbe, about 25 minutes’ drive from the airport. Just like the Entebbe golf course, you will access the same attraction near Entebbe and use Entebbe hotels for accommodation.
Location: Akright Estates – Entebbe Road
Facilities: Golf school, bar, restaurant, pro shop, etc.
Uganda Golf Club
This is in the heart of the city – offering great experiences on the course with trees and beautiful scenery by city standards. You can access it easily from all the city hotels like Kampala Serena, Sheraton Kampala, Golden Tulip, Fairway hotel, etc. You can stay extra days to experience this while on a business trip. In addition you can add in a city tour and visit the Uganda Museum, Gadhafi national mosque, Bulange, downtown Kampala, craft markets.
Location: Kampala Capital City
Length: 6,732 yards
Facilities: Club rental, putting green, chipping area, bar, restaurant, pro shop, etc.
Mehta Golf Course
Mehta Golf course is in the beautiful Lugazi town which is surrounded by sugarcane plantations, lake Victoria and bits of the famous Mabira forest. The course offers you the much needed relaxation time away from the city. You can stay in Jinja and commute to play from here – depending on the traffic, the commute can take about 1 hour. Jinja is the adventure capital of East Africa with several activities to engage in; white water rafting, jet boating, bungee jumping, sunset and sunrise cruises, Fishing, horse riding and quad biking.
Length: 6,126m yards
Facilities: Bar, restaurant, guest houses
Jinja Golf Course
Jinja golf course has views of the Nile and partly lake Victoria. This course can use a face lift which we hope it will soon get. Being in the adventure capital of East Africa, you have so many other activities to include on your Uganda golf safari – horse riding safaris on the banks of river Nile, White water rafting, quad biking, kayaking, Fishing, bungee jumping and village walks/ community tours.
Location: Jinja City – Near the source of the Nile
Length: 2,963m yards
Facilities: Public swimming pool, squash room, snooker room, etc
West Nile Gold Club
Facilities: Clubhouse, swimming pool, etc.
Tororo Golf Club
Length: 6,352m yards
Kabale Golf Club
Location: Kabale District
Length: 7,483m yards
Facilities: clubhouse, lounge, clubs, etc.
Garuga Golf & Country Club
Length: 7,189m yards
Facilities: Clubhouse, bar, restaurant, etc
Mbarara Golf Club
Length: 5,039m yards
Facilities: Clubs, clubhouse, lounge, putting green
Toro Golf Club
Location: Fort Portal – Near Kibale Forest National Park
Length: 5,816m yards
Facilities: Clubs, carts, putting green, clubhouse, bar, restaurant, etc.
Kilembe Mines Golf Course
Facilities: Putting green, clubs, lounge, etc.
Mbale Sports Club Golf Course
Facilities: Putting green, clubs, lounge, clubhouse, swimming pool, etc.
Kinyara Golf Club
Facilities: Clubhouse, lounge, swimming pool, billiards, etc.
Lira Golf Club
Facilities: Clubhouse, lounge, caddies, putting green
Mary Louise Simkins Memorial Golf Course
Location: Gayaza Road, Kampala
Facilities: Lounge, billiards, swimming, putting green, etc., etc.
All in all, travellers’ and golf lovers to Uganda can enjoy golfing tours in any region of the country. Golf safaris in Uganda can also be combined with any safari including, wildlife, birding, gorilla trekking, and cultural safaris, among others. Thus, travellers’ can further embrace fun, nature, and relaxation.